Re: Which kernel is good for my Powerbook G3?
On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 05:45:13PM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> I have installed Debian Woody on my powerfull PowerBook G3 266 Mhz (the black model without USB ports, I think its called WallStreet) I was doing a distro-upgrade with apt-get when the process signalised that I have to upgrade also the kernel (I have the version 2.4).
> The command :
> apt-cache search kernel
> give me the following result:
> kernel-image-2.6-power3 - linux 2.6 image on power3 - transition package
> kernel-image-2.6-power3-smp - linux 2.6 image on power3 - transition package
> kernel-image-2.6-power4 - linux 2.6 image on power4/G5 - transition package
> kernel-image-2.6-power4-smp - linux 2.6 image on SMP power4/G5 - transition package
> kernel-image-2.6-powerpc - Linux 2.6 image on powerpc-class - transition package
> kernel-image-2.6-powerpc-smp - Linux 2.6 image on powerpc-smp-class - transition package
> kernel-image-power3 - linux image on power3 - transition package
> kernel-image-power3-smp - linux image on power3 - transition package
> kernel-image-power4 - linux image on power4/G5 - transition package
> kernel-image-power4-smp - linux image on power4/G5 - transition package
> kernel-image-powerpc - Linux image on powerpc-class - transition package
> kernel-image-powerpc-smp - Linux image on powerpc-smp-class - transition package
> Which is the good one for me?
> No one can give me some hints on the process of kernel upgrade? How does it work?
> Upgrade the kernel with apt-get (?)
> Reboot on woody
> Apt-get distro-upgrade.
> It looks like to simple…will I be able to reboot after the kernel installation (I use BootX)?.
You want : kernel-image-2.6-powerpc or kernel-image-powerpc.
I am unsure of what you are doing, but it seems to me that you are doing
an upgrade to an etch system, right ? Or are you upgrading to lenny or
sid ? Be aware that debian only supports a single upgrade step at a
I am unsure what the etch kernel will do for oldworld bootx using
machines, there where some trouble recently, but i hope it got fixed. I
remember adding some patches last year, but my attention was diverted to
the messy dispute i am forbiden to mention then.
If nothing else, you have to copy your kernel onto a HFS partition for
BootX to use, and i suppose that BootX can boot your old kernel, but it
is good to have a pair of miboot d-i images handy for rescue purpose or